Care minutes targets for all residential aged care services were introduced on 1 October 2022. Learn about the care minutes targets and forthcoming mandatory responsibility.
From 1 July 2023, at least one registered nurse must be on-site and on duty at all times at each residential aged care facility. Find out more, including exemption arrangements for eligible providers.
From 1 July 2023, approved providers may be eligible for a supplement to help meet the cost of employing more staff for the 24/7 registered nurse responsibility. Find out more, including the supplement rates.
See information and resources about the care minutes and 24/7 registered nurse responsibilities.
Care minutes and 24/7 registered nurse responsibility guide
This guide provides information about care minutes targets, the 24/7 registered nurse responsibility from 1 July 2023 and mandatory care minute responsibility from 1 October 2023.
For more information on residential aged care funding see Australian National Aged Care Classification funding model.
24/7 registered nurses in aged care homes (consumer information)
This fact sheet helps older persons, their families and carers understand the 24/7 registered nurse responsibility for residential aged care.
The Australian Government provides subsidies to approved residential aged care providers through the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model.